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_beginthreadex function return value?

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The _beginthreadex function takes as the third parameter
(the thread start location) a function which returns an unsigned int.  My question is, where/when do you get access
to that return value?  At the point where the thread is
finished, the thread which started the auxilliary thread
will be long past the point where the stack could be used
to examine the value that the thread function returned.
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After the thread finishes, you can still call GetExitCodeThread to find out what the value was that was returned.
BOOL GetExitCodeThread( HANDLE hThread, LPDWORD lpdwExitCode)

The exit code is returned in the DWORD. If the thread has not yet termineated, the DWORD contains STILL_ACTIVE (0x103). If it is successful, it returns TRUE.
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